On Magic, Religion, Science and After-Science

  • Frederick Iraki United States International University-Africa
Keywords: truth, magic, science, religion, epistemology


According to Frazier, magic seems to predate religion, which is later challenged by science. Throughout the ages, man has been trying to better understand the world around him; the quest for the truth. To do this, he has resorted to magic (and superstition), religion and science. In this essay, we have reviewed the extent to which the three ways of “knowing” have helped man understand his world and his role in it. We have essayed to show that there might be need to invent another paradigm, beyond science, to lead us even closer to the truth. Even when science is not dogmatic and ritualistic, like religion, it might not lead us to the whole truth.



Author Biography

Frederick Iraki, United States International University-Africa

Frederick Kang'ethe Iraki holds a PhD in pragmatics from the University of Geneva. He is a Professor of French and a Knight of the Order of Academic Palms in France. He founded  the Journal of Language, Technology & Entrepreneurship in Africa in 2008. His research interests include language, culture and philosophy. He resides in Nairobi with his family.


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eISSN: 1998-1279